* Avalanche Danger High – Multiple Reports of Skier Triggered Avalanches In Bounds (2018-Aug-08) [MountainWatch]
While there are many reasons to celebrate the new snow that’s blanketed the Australian resorts this week, let’s not forget the very real and deadly avalanche danger that such heavy snowfall often brings.
* Roping up in Australia? (2018-Jul-31) [MountainWatch]
Australia has a substantial lack of glaciers and therefore the main reason for roping up – protection against crevasse falls – does not exist. …
Anyway – let’s wrap this up with a simple formula:
Always use a rope with anchors in the Australian backcountry.